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The Heavens and the Earth Summary
Walter A. McDougall

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The Heavens and the Earth Summary

Plot Summary

The Heavens and the Earth by Walter A. McDougall is a history of the space age. McDougall looks at the space age not only from the development of the technology, but also within the context of the Cold War. It is not how the technology came into being but the international political events that led to the different events in space history. The book begins in Russia where Tsar Alexander is assassinated by students who made a bomb in the chemistry lab that Alexander's father financed. Science was being funded in Russia in the Tsarist days when the twenty-four year old Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was already dreaming of and working out the physics for rockets. Tsiolkovsky wasn't the only Russian with these dreams in pre-Revolutionary Russia. After the Revolution, science and technology had to find its place in the new hierarchy until World War I pushed the issue to...

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